Dr. Willie Wilson to donate $1 million in food and gas to Chicagoans – NBC Chicago

Chicago businessman Dr. Willie Wilson has announced a $1 million cash and grocery giveaway specifically for Chicago seniors.

According to a news release, seniors living in Chicago Housing Authority buildings can receive free food at Pete’s Markets or Cermak Markets on Wednesday. In addition, free gasoline will be offered to seniors at 15 gas stations on Thursday. A list of participating gas stations is available here.

Wilson previously said the giveaways would take place on Monday, but later announced a change in plans.

“Today, the cost of gasoline and food is at its highest level in 40 years,” Wilson said in a press release earlier this week. “Low-income families spend about 77% of their income on basic necessities. The cost of milk and eggs has increased by 11%, meat by 13% and fruits and vegetables by 8%.

Earlier this month, AAA said the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the Chicago area is now above $5.

Last month, Wilson announced he was running in the 2023 mayoral race for the city of Chicago. Wilson has pledged to repeal Lightfoot’s vaccination warrant, hire four or five different police commissioners to tackle the relentless spike in violent crime, and eliminate red lights and speed cameras that rush motorists who can least get away. afford to pay the fines.

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